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The Oracle of Sciatica’s Shingle

Your one-stop New Age practitioner… Continue reading

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A Brief Outburst of Reality

Norm and his friends had gathered for the latest Semi-Occasional Pagan Potluck. Everybody brought a desert. Continue reading

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The Tale of How Magic Bent Came to Be

One of the faces, it was Praline Judachai, pulled away from Feldspar’s left shoulder grumbling, “It’s blasphemy.” He was a man of the cloth. Pretty much everything was blasphemy to him. Continue reading

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In Memoriam: The Queen of Saturn

She was always where you expected you might run into her. In Sedona. In Roswell. She turned up during a couple of meteor showers. At the Integratron, in Landers, CA. In Hooper, CO. And, of course, Magic Bent, N.M. Continue reading

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Pothead Harry and the Wizard’s Balls

Moonlight shone upon the landscape with the icy indifference of an astronomical body utterly inhospitable to life and cold as hell. Poets found it beautiful. Star-gazers found it annoying. Millicent Flowers found it enthralling. Millicent Flowers was a witch. Continue reading

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Pothead Harry and the Wizard’s Balls

          Indeed, Harry was a member of the Ancient Order of High Desert Shaman and Practitioners of the Mystic Arts, an organization that dated back to the earlier in the month. He was its sole member. Continue reading

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“An Ancient Threesome: A Metaphorical Shadow” – an unfinished story…

Ye Olde Witchie Almanak is an old, old book all the witches own. It’s full of recipes and spells and potions and helpful household hints. It has history and science and star-gazing in it, and it tells all about all the witch’s holidays and special events and observances. It says this about the First Day of Spring: “the Vernal Equinox, not named for King Vernal of the Vapid Slopes, but for the Day of Equal Lyte and Darke (in olden times, when Ye Olde Witchie Almanak was written, words were spelled dyffrentlie, often with ‘y’s, and more ‘e’s on the end), just like the Autumnal Equinox, except thys tyme the Dayes are getting longer. Thys is the noisiest Daye of the Yeare.” Continue reading

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